Set for May 15, 2024, the St. Louis Cardinals are scheduled to go head-to-head with the Los Angeles Angels at Angel Stadium of Anaheim, with first pitch at 9:07 PM under scattered clouds. Lance Lynn will ascend the mound for the Cardinals, maintaining an ERA of 3.793, while the Angels will counter with Griffin Canning, who holds a higher ERA of 5.754.

This season in the NL Central Division, St. Louis holds the 11th spot with an 18-24 record, showcasing a winning percentage of .430. They have struggled in division games, winning only one out of seven and have a recent momentum with three wins in their last ten matches, currently carrying a three-game win streak. On the road, their record stands at 12-13. The team has scored 153 runs but has allowed 198, showing their defensive vulnerabilities.

Conversely, the Angels sit at the bottom (14th place) of the AL West Division with a win-loss record of 15-28, reflecting a .350 winning percentage. The team has not yet secured a divisional win this season and they are lingering on a three-game losing streak. Their home record this season is disappointing at 5-16, but they’ve managed a slightly better performance on the road with a 10-12 record. The Angels have scored 181 runs and conceded 224.

For those interested in the betting odds for this matchup: The over/under is set at 8.5. St. Louis, as the away team, is favored with a money line of -120, while the home team, Los Angeles, has a money line of +102. The point spread is 1.5, favoring the Cardinals. This information indicates a predicted close game with slight favoritism towards the Cardinals, reflecting their better overall performance and winning streak, in contrast to the Angels’ struggles at home and recent losses.